Whether you’re traveling to Sandy Hook beach or visiting the Highlands area, a stop for lunch or dinner at Off The Hook Restaurant is a must. The waterfront bar and restaurant, located in historic Highlands, N.J. right on the Highlands-Sea Bright Bridge, offers indoor and outdoor dining with beautiful scenic ocean views. Off The Hook is a popular watering hole with local clientele, but also attracts tourists, especially during the summer. The staff is very friendly, service is quick and the atmosphere is laid-back and causal.
Off The Hook’s diverse menu offers a hearty selection of seafood and American fare. There are so many appetizers on the menu that it might take you a while to pick something to start. The roasted clams, fried mozzarella, crab cakes, tempura shrimp, and wings are always favorites. Many diners rave about the clam chowder and lobster bisque soups.
Popular sandwiches include the steak sandwich, burger, grilled tilapia sandwich and grouper sandwich. For entrée options, there is a variety of seafood, pasta, chicken and beef dishes, including grouper, salmon, pan seared tilapia, stuffed shrimp, chicken francaise, sunburnt chicken pasta, ribeye and sirloin.
Off The Hook also has a fantastic bar; the bartenders sure know how to make a tasty drink! The martini and daiquiri are drinks of choice for many who want to sip casually with their meal. The bar is a popular hangout among many who just want to kick back with an ice-cold beer or cocktail and socialize. On certain nights, Off The Hook provides live music from some of the great local bands on the Jersey Shore, which you can enjoy while hanging out at the bar or eating your meal.
The neighborhood waterfront bar and restaurant is an excellent place to visit with friends and family. The scenic ocean views, great tasting food, friendly service and laid-back atmosphere are what make Off The Hook an ideal place to enjoy lunch or dinner while visiting the Jersey Shore.
Location: 1 Navesink Avenue, Highlands, N.J.
Visitors: Locals, tourists
Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.